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Beatles 1963 UK fourth pressing of their Please Please Me album signed

Incredibly desirable 1963 UK fourth pressing of their Please Please Me album signed and inscribed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “To Steve, all the best and a Happy Birthday from the Beatles, George Harrison,” “John Lennon xx,” “Ringo Starr,” and “Paul McCartney.” In very good condition, with scattered light toning, soiling, and dampstaining to back cover, creasing to edges, and some light rippling, creasing, and edge wear to front cover. The record is included.

Signatures were obtained backstage at the Granada Cinema in London on June 1, 1963. Accompanied by a 2014 letter of provenance from the original recipient, which reads, in part: “I was given a signed copy of the Please Please Me album as a birthday present. My brother, Clive, met the Beatles on the Roy Oribison-Gerry and the Pacemakers tour of May 1963. When I asked my brother recently for his memories of his meeting with the Beatles he recalled the following: ‘I saw the Beatles at the Granada Tooting on the 1st June 1963…George and Paul were very chatty and George complained that he had ‘an orrible headache after that’…John and Ringo didn’t say much, just signed the album, which JL threw on the floor.’ George Harrison wrote the dedication…and all four signed their names. The album has been in my possession since 1963.” This particular day was an incredibly busy one for the band: besides two shows at the Granada that day, they also spent eight hours at the BBC Paris Studio in London, filming two episodes of Pop Goes the Beatles. Also on this day, their debut album, Please Please Me, secured its fourth straight week at the top of the British charts. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 24, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Dee Dee Ramone jacket worn on the cover of his first solo album

Dee Dee Ramone’s personally-owned and -worn jacket. Black jacket, made by La Rocka, features a zip-up front and is accented by turquoise suede on the pockets and shoulders. Ramone originally purchased the jacket in the late 1980s at the famous Trash and Vaudeville clothing shop at St. Marks Place in New York City, and can be seen wearing it on the front cover of his 1989 solo album Standing in the Spotlight. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dee Dee’s former wife Vera. Standing in the Spotlight marked a radical departure from the Ramones punk rock, spanning from rock and roll to old-school hip hop. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Dee Dee Ramone

 

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John Lennon Limited Edition signed lithograph entitled ‘Honeymoon’

Limited edition 28 x 22 lithograph entitled ‘Honeymoon’ from Lennon’s Bag One Portfolio, numbered 215/300, signed in the lower right corner in pencil by Lennon. In fine condition, with a couple of minor edge dings. In 1969, as a wedding gift for Yoko, John drew the ‘Bag One Portfolio’—a chronicle of their wedding ceremony, honeymoon, and their plea for world peace in the Bed-In. The complete set of Bag One lithographs is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. An attractive image and one of the more mellow pieces of the series. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in John Lennon

 

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John Bonham Drummer for Led Zeppelin Signed Photo

Drummer for Led Zeppelin (1948–1980) widely considered to be one of the best drummers in rock history. Rare 16.5 x 11.5 Swan Song promotional photo of Bonham cruising down a road on one of his motorcycles, signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. Single-signed, uninscribed oversized images of the legendary drummer are few and far between. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in John Bonham

 

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Joey Ramone’s Personally Owned White Cadillac

Joey Ramone’s personally-owned and used 1993 Cadillac, vehicle identification number 1G6CD53BXP4257054. White Cadillac four-door sedan has 73,781 on the odometer and features a bronze leather interior, a cabriolet roof, and a 4.9-liter V8 engine. This Cadillac was left to Joey by his father and never officially registered under Joey’s name. He seldomly drove it, as NYC living rarely required the use of a car. In fine condition, with a slightly cracked windshield and some chipping and paint loss around both tail lights. Bidding Note: Car is currently stored in upstate New York and the winning bidder is responsible for cost of shipping the car from origin to destination. A most-undecidedly ‘non-punk’ personal possession from the godfather of American punk. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Joey Ramone Estate. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Joey Ramone

 

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Bruce Springsteen Sunburst-finish Fender Squier ‘telecaster-style’ electric guitar

Sunburst-finish Fender Squier ‘telecaster-style’ electric guitar, signed on the white pickguard in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Bruce Springsteen

 

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Led Zeppelin Signed Very rare sheet music to Stairway to Heaven

Very rare sheet music to ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ 9 x 12, signed on the front cover in black ballpoint, “Best wishes, Jimmy Page,” “Good luck, Robert Plant,” “John Paul Jones,” and “Best wishes, John Bonham.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 15.5 x 18.5. In fine condition. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is still the biggest-selling single sheet music in history, still selling over 10,000 copies yearly. A very scarce format with extremely desirable association to one of rock’s most revered anthems. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Led Zeppelin

 

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George Harrison signed and inscribed photo

Satin-finish 9.75 x 7.75 photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Nigel— best wishes from George Harrison.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads, in part: “This photograph was given to me by George Harrison in 1977 when I went to his mansion in Henley Oxford. I went with the husband of a work colleague at the time. He was a builder who was putting in the Hare Krishna ceramic tiles in his outdoor pool. He arranged for the photograph to be done and it was duly given to me the next day.” Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in George Harrison

 

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Beatles Signed 1963 issue UK Parlophone Records promotional card

Uncommon large format March 1963 issue UK Parlophone Records promotional card, 7.25 x 5, featuring an Angus McBean portrait of the band on the front, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint to their friend Chris Huston, “To Chris, me ould mate, keep going, John Lennon,” “To Chris, all the very best, Paul McCartney,” “To Chris, best wishes from George Harrison,” and “To Chris, Best wishes, Ringo Starr.” Scattered bends and creases (primarily to edges), otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beatles expert Perry Cox, as well as a letter of provenance from Chris Huston.

Huston was a fellow Liverpudlian guitarist in one of the leading local Merseybeat bands, The Undertakers, who played many shows with the Beatles. He was a friend of the group, and actually installed the Bigsby on John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325 guitar that he played on the Ed Sullivan Show. Shortly after the Beatles’ new promo card came out Lennon showed it to Huston, who asked them to sign it—thus the warm inscriptions to a friend. In his letter of provenance, Huston describes this as coming from a scrapbook that he kept of autographed photos of the musicians he met while touring, such as Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Tony Sheridan, and Bill Haley. Excellent provenance and association to the early British Merseybeat music scene—a simply superb, fully signed example of the rarer large format Parlophone card. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Bidding for the Marvels of Modern Music Auction opens Oct 16, 2014 & ends Oct 23, 2014

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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Gram Parsons Handwritten lyrics to three songs

Handwritten lyrics to three songs, including one which appears to be an unpublished Parsons original work, on both sides of a 9.5 x 12.5 musically-lined sheet. On one side, Parsons has penned slightly modified lyrics to Willie Nelson’s song ‘Family Bible,’ as well as a few lines from ‘I Fall to Pieces.’ On the reverse, Parsons has written 12 lines of working lyrics to an original unpublished song. The lyrics to the untitled song read: “A girl came by today / I don’t know her name / but I’m still seeing her face / just the same. / I wonder if she’ll stay / and let me love her / Certainly it would be better / reason that she came / How many times / have I been lost at sea? / Been afraid of caring / feeling no one knows that but me.” The majority of the opposite side bears 16 lines of Nelson’s ‘Family Bible,’ each line written over several times in black felt tip, with six lines of Cline’s song in the lower left corner. In very good condition, with small edge tears and creases, some stray ink marks, and scattered toning along one vertical edge.

Bidding for the Marvels of Modern Music Auction opens Oct 16, 2014 & ends Oct 23, 2014

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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Gram Parsons

 

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